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Glenn D. Waddington

Advantages and Diadvantages of B/W films

Hi, I would like to know some things for an assignment. What are the advantages and disadvantages, and what are the best uses for the following B/W films: Ilford PANF PLUS 50, Ilford SFX 200, and Kodak TMAX 400. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you for your time. Glenn W.

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5/21/2002 11:52:57 PM

Gilbert Chatillon   Let's start with the advantages:

PAN F+ 50
Tremendous exposure latitude
very fine grain
excellent sharpness

SFX 200
Infrared-like when used with a red filter.
Useful for special effects

T-MAX 400
High speed
Good general purpose film with great latitude

Now the disadvantages:

PAN F+ 50
Not as fine grained as the barely slower Technical Pan

SFX 200
I can't think of any.

T-MAX 400
Quite grainy for my taste. I much prefer the chromogenic films when I need a speed 400 B/W film.

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5/29/2002 11:32:49 PM

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